Posts Tagged ‘recipe

29
Jan
19

Fly Pattern: impressionistic…

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On of my favorite flies to tie/fish. Tied on a curved shank or straight shank it is a busy, buggy fly. The hackle is starling, tail deer hair, abdomen/thorax hare’s ear with copper rib. A size 14 hook here.

‘Fishing is not an escape from life, but often a deeper immersion into it.’ Harry Middleton

27
Jan
19

CDC bead head pattern…

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This pattern is tied on a straight shanked hook, size 12 here. The trailing material is mylar tinsel for movement and flash in the upper strata. The body is a wound dubbing brush, but of course you could dub a similar body, in olive. The wing is a couple of stacked CDC feathers.  This pattern has done very well on rivers and lakes as a diving/emerging caddis imitation. This would be an equally good pattern without the bead and fished below the surface or in the film.

 

02
Apr
15

Simplicity: Bead Head Pattern

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Oregon Rainbow Trout…caught/released

The simple bead headed patterns fished as nymphs, flymphs or emergers are simple to tie and to fish on streams and lakes. Whether you tie them or find them in the shop/store/on-line, give them a try.

I tied the below pattern with a slightly over sized bead for greater density in pocket water settings. I plan on dredging through likely holding water for Searun Cutts and ‘bows real soon. Pattern: Size 14 barbless hook, copper bead, peacock abdomen/thorax, Starling feather wing/hackle, black 8/0 thread.

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This pattern would fit comfortably on a dime…to give you an idea of scale (for the non-fly fisher amongst you)

04
Nov
14

Jambalaya….Perfect Cold Weather Nourishment

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Food Network Recipe via Paula Deen

I followed this recipe and added spicy Italian sausage and spices to suit family sensitivities to heat…frigging good!

21
Jan
14

Food: Basic, Sourdough Bread and Comfort

Oh Lordy! Warm bread, cold bread, sourdough bread and butter and soup/stew/beans/by itself!

sourdough breadCrusty, flavorful, a perfect match to comfort foods…a comfort food in itself! Sourdough Bread

Warmth and comfort especially as colder temps take over the Northern tier….but even in the Southern tier’s Summer time, Sourdough bread hits the spot! Yummmy Starch!

28
Aug
13

Recipe: Simple Onion Rings

OnionsThe other morning my wife and I came upon this trailer laden with what had to be Walla Walla Sweets! moving down the interstate. Lordy! One of best tasting, eat it like an apple, onions on the planet. This brought to mind (stomach) hamburgers with onions, fried onions and potatoes and onion rings. I came upon a simple do it yourself recipe for onion rings at AllRecipes. Give this recipe a try, they are simple to make and they really do taste wonderful.

12
Aug
13

Cooking: “Hotel Butter” Recipe

Hotel Butter on TBone Pioneer Woman

Hotel Butter on T-Seak (The Pioneer Woman)

THE PIONEER WOMAN COOKS




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